Webinars

WAVD Foundation Course in Veterinary Dermatology

As a major contribution to the educational mission of the WAVD, it was decided to develop a series of webinar-based courses commencing with a foundation series of webinars aimed at entry practitioner level. This will be suitable for veterinary students in their final year of studies, and also for general practitioners who wish to improve their skills and knowledge of this subject that is so important in every-day practice. Furthermore, some of the webinbars have included important new information that will be of value to those pursuing advanced studies in the discipline.

The first 25 new webinars have just been uploaded. They are available for viewing free-of-charge by the entire veterinary community and are shared with the WAVD member organizations. The contributors are all world leaders in their assigned topics, and we are enormously grateful to them for taking the time to share their knowledge and expertise with the global veterinary community via this medium. There are three additional webinars that are placed at the end of this first series that are provided courtesy of the ESVD on farm animal dermatology and also that of small mammals. We much appreciate the co-operation of the ESVD in this project. A further 5-6 webinars on equine dermatology and that of birds will follow in due course.
This will complete the foundation course, which will be followed in future years by more advanced courses on selected topics.

Thank you for your interest in our webinars, and we very much hope that you will find this WAVD education program both interesting and stimulating.

The Approach to the Skin Case

JANET LITTLEWOOD MA, PhD, BVSc, DVR, DVD, MRCVS

Janet LittlewoodJanet Littlewood graduated from the University of Bristol and completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania.

After some time in general practice, she joined the University of Cambridge where she did clinical work and completed her PhD. For 12 years she was Head of the Dermatology Unit at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK.

She is active in both clinical and investigative dermatology, has published widely and is a frequent speaker both nationally and internationally. She currently practices at a number of centers in the Eastern UK seeing both horses and small animals.

Diagnostic Techniques in Veterinary Dermatology

RALF S. MUELLER DrMedVet, DACVD, FANZCVSc, DipECVD

Ralf Mueller

Ralf Mueller graduated from Munich, Germany and worked in several large and small animal practices before his residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of California, Davis.

From 1992-1999 he and his partner and wife Dr. Sonya Bettenay established a private dermatology referral practice Melbourne, Australia. In 1999, Ralf became Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at Colorado State University. In 2004, he accepted a position as Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Munich, Germany.

He maintains a very active research program and has trained many residents and doctoral students. He has a very lengthy list of publications including original ground-breaking research and state-of-the-art reviews.  

Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Pathogenesis, Clinical Signs and Diagnosis

TIM NUTTALL BSc, BVSc, PhD, Cert VD, CBiol, MRSB, MRCVS

Tim Nuttall

Tim Nuttall is a graduate of the University of Bristol. He undertook residency training at the University of Edinburgh where he completed a PhD on canine atopic dermatitis.

In 2001 he moved to the University of Liverpool as Senior Lecturer in Dermatology, before returning to Edinburgh to head the Dermatology Service in 2013. In 2014 he was the recipient of the BSAVA’s Woodrow award for services to small animal studies.

He has published extensively in the areas of allergy (including genetics) and microbiology. He has been a co-Editor of the journal Veterinary Dermatology, is a member of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA), and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis

DOUGLAS J. DeBOER DVM, DACVD

Douglas DeBoer

Douglas DeBoer is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he returned to undertake residency training. In 1986 he moved to the University of Wisconsin where he is Professor of Dermatology. He has maintained an active research program both in basic and applied aspects of small animal dermatology. Notably, he was the first researcher to develop and maintain a monoclonal antibody against canine IgE and to report the existence of feline IgE.

For many years he chaired the International Taskforce on Allergic Diseases of Animals, and is much sought after world-wide as a speaker at major national and international congresses.

Canine Adverse Food Reactions

HILARY JACKSON BVM&S, DVD, DACVD, DipECVD, MRCVS

Hilary Jackson

Hilary Jackson graduated in Edinburgh, where she returned to undertake her residency training. She moved to the University of Bristol, and then for 8 years was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Dermatology at North Carolina State University. There she developed the first and still the only colony of spontaneously food-allergic dogs, a cross between beagles and Maltese. Her work there significantly enhanced our understanding of this condition.

In 2006 she returned to the UK and joined a specialty dermatology practice in Glasgow whilst maintaining an honorary appointment and a close working relationship with Edinburgh and undergraduate teaching at Glasgow

Canine Staphylococcal Pyoderma, Part 1: Clinical Features and Diagnostic Approach

DAVID H. LLOYD BVetMed, PhD, DipECVD, FRCVS

David Lloyd

David Lloyd is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London, and completed his PhD at Glasgow. After spending some time doing research in the tropics, he returned to the Royal Veterinary College where he headed up the Dermatology Unit as Professor of Dermatology and is now Professor Emeritus.

He was a founding member and past-President of the ESVD and of the ECVD. He has had a very active program of research on skin microbiology and published many original studies and state-of-the-art reviews. He was founding Editor-in-chief of the journal Veterinary Dermatology.

In 2016 he was awarded the WAVD’s Schindelka Prize for lifetime contributions to veterinary dermatology.

Canine Staphylococcal Pyoderma, Part 2: Clinical Management and Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

ANETTE LOEFFLER DrMedVet, PhD, DVD, DipECVD, MRCVS

Anette Loeffler

Anette Loeffler graduated from Munich Veterinary School, Germany, in 1994, and worked for five years in mixed practice in Cumbria, UK. In 2001 she joined the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, initially as a resident, subsequently to complete a PhD on meticilin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in companion animals.

She is currently a Reader/Associate Professor in Veterinary Dermatology, involved in small animal, equine and farm animal clinical work as well as undergraduate and post-graduate teaching. She has a very active research program focusing particularly on staphylococcal infections.

She has been involved with editorial work since 2010 and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Veterinary Dermatology.

Mycobacteria Update: Focus on Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Infections

RICHARD MALIK DVSc, DipVetAn, MVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc, FASM, MASID

Richard Malik

Richard Malik is a graduate of the University of Sydney and completed a PhD in neuropharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU), and a residency in small animal medicine with the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Malik served as Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine from 1995 to 2002 and currently serves as a consultant for the Centre for Veterinary Education, various private clinics, and the RSPCA.

His current research areas include genetic diseases, infectious diseases and parasitic diseases of cats and dogs, and he is a world authority on mycobacterial diseases.

Tuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections in Cats

DANIÈLLE GUNN-MOORE BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS, FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Danielle Gunn-Moore

Danièlle Gunn-Moore graduated from the University of Edinburgh with the Dick Vet Gold Medal in 1991. She undertook her residency in feline medicine at the University of Bristol and completed her PhD on Feline Infectious Peritonitis at the same institution.

She was a Lecturer in Pathology at Bristol, and became Professor of Feline Medicine at Edinburgh in 2006. She is an RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, being an internationally recognised expert in this area, having lectured extensively and published over a 130 peer-reviewed research papers, plus many reviews and book chapters.

She is the world authority on tuberculous mycobacterial disease in cats.

Leproid Syndromes in Animals

RICHARD MALIK DVSc, DipVetAn, MVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc, FASM, MASID

Richard Malik

Richard Malik is a graduate of the University of Sydney and completed a PhD in neuropharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU), and a residency in small animal medicine with the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Malik served as Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine from 1995 to 2002 and currently serves as a consultant for the Centre for Veterinary Education, various private clinics, and the RSPCA.

His current research areas include genetic diseases, infectious diseases and parasitic diseases of cats and dogs, and he is a world authority on mycobacterial diseases.

Fleas and Flea Allergy Dermatitis

RICHARD HALLIWELL MA, VetMB, PhD, DACVD, FMedSci, MRCVS

Richard Halliwell

Richard Halliwell is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he also undertook postgraduate studies on the topic of canine IgE. He spent 5 years at the University of Pennsylvania and 10 years at the University of Florida before returning to the UK to the University of Edinburgh where he is now Professor Emeritus.

He was founding co-Editor of the journal Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology and served as President of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology and of the WAVD.

In 2012 he was the recipient of the WAVD’s Schindelka Prize for lifetime contributions to veterinary dermatology.

Cutaneous Parasites of Dogs and Cats Excluding Fleas and Demodex

DAVID GRANT BVetMed, FRCVS, MBE

David Grant

David Grant is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London and for 25 years was Director of the RSPCA’s flagship Harmsworth Animal Hospital. From this base, he starred in the hugely successful Animal Hospital series of the BBC.

He is recipient of both the Woodrow award of the BSAVA for contributions to small animal medicine and of the JA Wright memorial award of the Blue Cross for contributions to animal welfare – named in honor of the author of the James Herriot books. He received the national award of MBE for his many contributions to animal welfare.

Demodicosis in Small Animal Practice

RALF S. MUELLER DrMedVet, DACVD, FANZCVSc, DipECVD

Ralf Mueller

Ralf Mueller graduated from Munich, Germany and worked in several large and small animal practices before his residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of California, Davis.

From 1992-1999 he and his partner and wife Dr. Sonya Bettenay established a private dermatology referral practice Melbourne, Australia. In 1999, Ralf became Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at Colorado State University. In 2004, he accepted a position as Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Munich, Germany.

He maintains a very active research program and has trained many residents and doctoral students. He has a very lengthy list of publications including original ground-breaking research and state-of-the-art reviews.

Clinical Aspects of Small Animal Dermatophytosis

KAREN MORIELLO DVM, DACVD

Karen Moriello

Karen Moriello is a graduate of the University of Illinois and completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Florida.

Dr. Moriello is a recipient of the prestigious American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions to service and education.

She currently serves as clinical professor of dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is co-director of the dermatology residency program, section head of dermatology, chair of the intern committee and co-editor of the journal Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Moriello is a leading authority on dermatophytosis and has authored many publications and lectured throughout the world.

Miscellaneous Fungal Skin Diseases

ROSS BOND BVMS, PhD, DVD, DipECVD, MRCVS

Ross Bond

Ross Bond spent 5 years in general practice before joining the Royal Veterinary College, London. He completed a PhD on the topic of Malassezia, on which he is still regarded as the leading international authority.

He maintains a very active research program on many other aspects of cutaneous microbiology and particularly staphylococcal pyoderma. He continues to publish a steady stream of original research and state-of-the-art reviews. He is now Professor of Dermatology and head of the Dermatology Unit.

In 2018 he was the recipient of the BSAVSA’s Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine.

Leishmaniosis

CHIARA NOLI DVM, DipECVD

Chiara Noli

Chiara Noli is a graduate of the University of Milan and undertook residency training at the University of Utrecht, and pathology training at the University of Berne.

She is the author of two texts on small animal dermatology published first in Italian and translated into German (both texts) and Spanish (one text). She was co-editor of the text “Veterinary Allergy” (Wiley Blackwell).

She has served as President of the ESVD, is currently Vice-President of the ECVD and chaired the Program Committee of the 5th, 6th and 7th World Congresses of Veterinary Dermatology. She works as a dermatology specialist at a number of sites in Italy.

Canine Alopecia: Clinical Approach

MANON PARADIS DVM, MScV, DACVD

Manon Paradis

Manon Paradis is a graduate of the University of Montreal where she completed a residency in small animal internal medicine and a master’s degree in endocrinology at the University of Saskatchewan. This was followed by an alternative residency program in veterinary dermatology supervised by Dr. Danny Scott.

She is Professor Emeritus of Dermatology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal. Dr. Paradis’ fields of interest include canine alopecia, hypothyroidism, genodermatoses, and the use of avermectins and melatonin in small animal dermatology.

She is author and co-author of many scientific articles and book chapters, and has given many continuing education lectures at national and international meetings.

Canine and Feline Viral Dermatoses

CLAUDE FAVROT DrMedVet, MSc, DipECVD

Claude Favrot

Claude Favrot is a graduate of the Ecole Vétérinaire, Maisons-Alfort, Paris, France where he completed his doctoral thesis in 1986.

After 14 years in private practice he completed a residency program in dermatology at the University of Montréal, Canada, where he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Immunology. He joined the Vetsuisse Faculty in Zurich, Switzerland in 2002, where he is now Professor and head of the Dermatology Department.

He was member of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA), a board member of the ESVD and head of the ECVD examination committee. Dr. Favrot’s special interests include virus-induced dermatoses and atopic dermatitis.   

Proliferative Lesions of the Skin of Dogs and Cats: an Overview

VERENA AFFOLTER DrMedVet, PhD, DipECVP

Verena Affolter

Verena Affolter is a graduate of the University of Bern, Switzerland where she completed her doctoral thesis. Her pathology training was performed at the University Bern and Cornell University and she achieved certification by the European College of Veterinary Pathology and earned a PhD in comparative pathology from the University of California, Davis.

She currently serves as professor of clinical dermatopathology and chief of service in anatomic pathology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC, Davis, with an emphasis on dermatopathology and immunopathology. She is past-President of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology.

Dr. Affolter’s special interests include histiocytic and lymphocytic proliferative diseases, immune-mediated skin diseases and chronic progressive lymphedema in draft horses.   

Clinical Approach to Autoimmune Skin Disease

WAYNE ROSENKRANTZ DVM, DACVD

Wayne Rosenkrantz

Wayne Rosenkrantz is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and completed his residency training in private practice.

He is a past-President of the ACVD and is co-owner of the Animal Dermatology Clinics, with locations throughout California, southeast US, as well as Perth, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

He has published many articles and book chapters on small animal and equine dermatology, including significant contributions to the text “Current Veterinary Dermatology: The Science and Art of Therapy” (Mosby) as well as the therapy section in the 7th edition of Muller and Kirk’s “Small Animal Dermatology”. He is also a co-editor of the text “Veterinary Allergy” (Wiley Blackwell). 

Differential Diagnosis of the Pruritic Cat

DANNY W. SCOTT DVM, DACVP (Honorary)

Danny Scott

Danny Scott is a 1971 graduate of the University of California. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Cornell University and became a diplomate of the ACVD in 1977.

He was chief of the Dermatology Service at Cornell for 39 years and In recognition of his contributions to dermatopathology, was awarded honorary diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

He is the recipient of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award, the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, and the International Canine Health Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Scott is currently the James Law Professor of Dermatology, Emeritus.

Feline Allergic Skin Disease

CRAIG GRIFFIN DVM, DACVD

Craig Griffin

Craig Griffin is a graduate of Cornell University and completed his residency in dermatology at the University of California, Davis.

He is a past-President of both the ACVD and the AAVD. He was co-Editor of the text “Current Veterinary Dermatology: The science and Art of Therapy” (Mosby) and he has co-authored the 5th, 6th and 7th editions of Muller and Kirk’s “Small Animal Dermatology” (Saunders and Elsevier).

He is a Clinical Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences. He is founder and co-owner of the Animal Dermatology Clinic (San Diego) and has lectured extensively on dermatology in the USA, Europe and throughout the world.

Miscellaneous Skin Diseases

JEANNE BUDGIN DVM, DACVD

Jeanne Budgin

Jeanne Budgin is a graduate of Iowa State University and completed her residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in immunodermatology through the School of Medicine.

She is past-President of AAVD and past chair of the organizing committee of the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum. She is actively involved in the Global Veterinary Dermatology Education Group of the WAVD, which provides education to underserved areas of the world.

She currently practices at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology – a dermatology specialty practice in Riverdale, NJ. She has authored many publications and lectured throughout the world.

Canine Otitis Externa Part 1: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

ROD ROSYCHUK DVM, DACVIM

Rod Rosychuk

Rod Rosychuk graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He is a Diplomate of the ACVIM and a Professor, the Chief of the Dermatology and Otology Service and Head of Specialty Services at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University.

His teaching, research, and continuing education efforts are primarily in Dermatology and Otology. He is former president of the AAVD. Dr. Rosychuk has authored many publications and provided continuing education for veterinarians throughout the world. 

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Canine Otitis Externa Part 2: Management

ROD ROSYCHUK DVM, DACVIM​

Rod Rosychuk

Rod Rosychuk graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He is a Diplomate of the ACVIM and a Professor, the Chief of the Dermatology and Otology Service and Head of Specialty Services at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University.

His teaching, research, and continuing education efforts are primarily in Dermatology and Otology. He is former president of the AAVD. Dr. Rosychuk has authored many publications and provided continuing education for veterinarians throughout the world. 

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Food Animal Dermatology Part 1

STEPHEN WHITE DVM, DACVD

Provided courtesy of the ESVD

Stephen White

Stephen White is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where he undertook residency training. He held faculty positions at Tufts’ and Colorado State before returning to Davis as a full professor.

Dr. White has thrice been a sabbatical professor at the National School of Veterinary Medicine in Nantes, France. He has served as president of the ACVD and as Secretary for three World Congresses of Veterinary Dermatology.

His areas of interests include not only canine and feline dermatology but also skin diseases of rabbits, rodents, horses and farm animals. He has authored many scientific papers, numerous book chapters, and has lectured throughout the world.

Food Animal Dermatology Part 2

STEPHEN WHITE DVM, DACVD

Provided courtesy of the ESVD

Stephen White

Stephen White is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where he undertook residency training. He held faculty positions at Tufts’ and Colorado State before returning to Davis as a full professor.

Dr. White has thrice been a sabbatical professor at the National School of Veterinary Medicine in Nantes, France. He has served as president of the ACVD and as Secretary for three World Congresses of Veterinary Dermatology.

His areas of interests include not only canine and feline dermatology but also skin diseases of rabbits, rodents, horses and farm animals. He has authored many scientific papers, numerous book chapters, and has lectured throughout the world.

Differential Diagnosis of the Pruritic Horse

STEPHEN WHITE DVM, DACVD

Provided courtesy of Avacta Animal Health

Stephen White

Stephen White is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where he undertook residency training. He held faculty positions at Tufts’ and Colorado State before returning to Davis as a full professor.

Dr. White has thrice been a sabbatical professor at the National School of Veterinary Medicine in Nantes, France. He has served as president of the ACVD and as Secretary for three World Congresses of Veterinary Dermatology.

His areas of interests include not only canine and feline dermatology but also skin diseases of rabbits, rodents, horses and farm animals. He has authored many scientific papers, numerous book chapters, and has lectured throughout the world.

Skin Diseases of Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

MOLLY VARGA BVetMed, DZooMed, MRCVS

Provided courtesy of the ESVD

Molly Varga

Molly Varga is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College London and upon graduation spent four years in exotic animal practice in Canada.

After returning to the UK she was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Mammalian) and is now a RCVS Recognized Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and in specialty practice in North West England.

She has contributed to several textbooks including the BSAVA Manual of Reptiles (2nd and 3rd Editions), BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine, BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Imaging and Dentistry, BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties, BSAVA Formulary (7th Edition) and edited the BSAVA Manual of Nursing Exotic Pets and Wildlife.

She has lectured widely on a range of topics covering a variety of exotic species.